Turtle in Paradise (Paperback)
Yearling, 9780375836909, 224pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/10/2010)
Library Binding (5/11/2010)
Compact Disc (5/11/2010)
Paperback, Chinese (8/1/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/15/2012)
Includes an Author's Note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"Sweet, funny and superb."
Starred Review, Booklist:
"Just the right mixture of knowingness and hope . . . a hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure."
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Praise For Turtle in Paradise…
“Sweet, funny and superb”
Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2010:
"Turtle is just the right mixture of knowingness and hope; the plot is a hilarious blend of family dramas seasoned with a dollop of adventure."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
"This humorous adventure effectively portrays Turtle as caught between her mother's Hollywood-inspired dreams and the very real family . . . that offer a different kind of paradise."
Review, School Library Journal, April 2010:
"This richly detailed novel was inspired by Holm’s great-grandmother’s stories. Readers who enjoy melodic, humorous tales of the past won’t want to miss it."